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Rock: The next generation

Sean (left, with John) and Julian Lennon: You can hear the four- year-old Sean gurgling on some versions of "With a Little Help from my Friends" as his dad thrashes an electric guitar. Nineteen years on, Sean is energetically pursuing a career in avant-garde pop, though reception has been muted. His half-brother, Julian, enjoyed chart success, though the excitement surrounding his early career was never matched by musical credibility.

Jeff Buckley: The son of the 1970s singer-songwriter Tim Buckley escaped the fate of the little Lennons by producing a brilliant debut album, Grace, 20 years after his father's death. Sadly, Jeff's career was cut short when he drowned in 1997.

The Webb Brothers: Justin and Christian Webb took close lessons from their dad, the song-writing legend Jimmy Webb, before they aired their smart, psychedelic-tinged pop.

Others living in their dad's limelight: Jakob Dylan is the talented frontman of the band Wallflowers, and Ziggy Marley has tried to ape the success of his father, Bob. Adam Cohen is following in the footsteps of Leonard, while Zak Starkey plays drums, like his father, Ringo Starr. Pete Townshend's daughter Emma has released an album, as has Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi.